FB Alpha 2016 Reference - Complete FBA v0.2.97.39 ROMs
NOTE 1: Please use the BitTorrent protocol to download this collection whenever possible, and try to upload/seed an equal amount as you download. NOTE 2: Due to the way that archive.org handles file uploads, it is necessary to distribute this collection as a multi-part zip file. Decompress the collection by opening the first file in the multi-part archive: FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.001. This requires software capable of managing multi-part zip archives, such as the open-source 7zip tool or many others.
- Complete Non-Merged FB Alpha ROM collection
- FB Alpha DAT file for validation
Arcade ROM Reference Collections:
- MAME 2000 Reference (Complete MAME 0.37b5)
- MAME 2003 Reference (Complete MAME 0.78)
- MAME 2003-Plus Reference
- AdvanceMAME 2006 Reference Complete MAME 0.106)
- MAME 2010 Reference (Complete MAME 0.139)
- FB Alpha 2016 Reference (Complete FBA v0.2.97.39)
ROM Set Format: Non-Merged
Non-Merged ROM romset zips include all the files needed to run that game, including any ROMs from 'parent' romsets. Using Non-merged ROM sets means that every .zip in this collection is complete and can be used stand-alone, with the exception of romsets that require a BIOS file.
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- 2017-01-12 17:13:38
Subject: Mame roms
can you upload FB ALPHA v0.2.97.44 ROMSETS? i want to for RG350 to play... :)
Subject: great set, wrote a script to flip screen
hope this helps many. gracias.
Subject: great work
Subject: Half of these games have crackly sound in retroarch
Subject: Excellent collection
Not sure why other reviews saying this didn't unzip properly, it works perfectly with 7zip. I'd like to see a full file listing though, because I deleted the "Samples" folder it extracted and now wondering if this were the audio files some games need.
Subject: Thank you!
Subject: Please reupload as a single zip
Subject: File 7 does not work
Subject: Archive issues solution
If you're on a Mac/Linux you can run the following from the terminal in the director of the zip files;
for i in `seq 1 7`; do cat FB\ Alpha\ v0.2.97.39\ Non-Merged.zip.00$i>>uncut-version.zip; done
That will merge all the zip files into a single 'uncut-version.zip'. Unzip that file and then you will have everything. Hopes this save you some time.
Subject: Zip file 7 error
Subject: sha1sums not matching
Thanks for your hard work. Could you take another look at the 3rd and 4th zip files? When unzipping, I get this message in the terminal:
extracting: FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.003 bad CRC ac231f7c (should be 728b2b21)
extracting: FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.004 bad CRC bee11af0 (should be 1e6494c3)
I also did a sha1sum on those files; they don't match what the checksum specified:
832ce57056206b549e5be5fc12e24628d822a18c FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.003
c8ac9a19c154c720ce68d7528d47bf67ce93b6c3 FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.004
Subject: Update to resolve CRC mismatch
Subject: BAD MD5 Checksum on 007.RAR
I download the last RAR, part #007, from BOTH the torrent and directly from Archive.org. It's MD5 checksum is bad - and my unzipping program also reports this file as bad.
MD5 listed in the text document for "FB Alpha v0.2.97.39 Non-Merged.zip.007" is b5652d205c212d14c35cd6bb742370455762e938.
Actual MD5 checksum comes back as d300896045572dc6996aa0d194791242
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